Ten Best Fashion Events in Denver This Week

November is here and while the temperature is dropping, the fashion scene in Denver is heating up. This month is filled with fashion shows, trunk shows, galas and fundraisers, all designed to get you stylish just in time for the holidays around the corner. Here are ten of the best fashion events in town over the next week.

1) Carol Mier Fashion Showing 
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 6
Carol Mier 

754 Santa Fe Drive
At this First Friday showing, Carol Mier will showcase her latest fashions while giving individual tips. Santa Fe will be closed for more First Friday festivities. Call 303-446-0117 for more information or click here. 

2) Fashion Vault Fashion Show
5:30 p.m. Friday, November 6
Renaissance Denver Downtown
918 17th Street 

Head to the Renaissance in downtown Denver for the first annual Fashion Vault show, which features local boutiques displaying their latest collections. For this benefit for Dress for Success Denver, only 150 tickets will be sold — 44 first-row VIP seats and 106 general admission seats. Click here to purchase tickets. 
3) Fancy Made: Meet The Makers
5 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 6
Fancy Tiger Clothing
55 Broadway
Fancy Tiger Clothing's fourth installation of the Fancy Made series invites the community to meet fashion-makers as Fancy Tiger unveils their new designs just in time for the holiday shopping season. Matthew Brown, co-founder of the Fancy Tiger brand, designs screen-printed tees and candles that fit the store’s aesthetic. Sara Brown, customer service guru, has been creating under the name Love Ticket for nearly six years; she recently launched City Witch Botanica, a line of health and beauty products that are 100 percent natural. For this event, Brown will unveil new bags created from repurposed and vintage materials. Nathan Hall is a composer, artist and assistant manager at Fancy Tiger Clothing; his passion for music led him to Iceland, where he discovered another love: jewelry design. His contemporary jewelry line, N by Nathan Hall, features Icelandic fish skin, lava and crocheted wire. Becky Wareing Steele is the shop manager at Fancy Tiger Clothing and has been selling her artistic creations for nearly thirteen years; Miniatures for a Modern World is the next chapter in her creative endeavors, focusing on her lifelong love of all things miniature. Steele will be showing new, one-of-a-kind diorama-based works, incorporating new materials such as driftwood and moss-covered crystals. Kate Wingrove sets the the scene as visual merchandiser at Fancy Tiger Clothing and is the visionary behind Mercury Mercury Design Lab, merging her love of science and jewelry with stunning results. Wingrove selects her materials carefully, only using naturally colored and non-treated gemstones. Tonight is your chance to meet all the makers in person at this free event. Click here for more information. 

4) Pop-up Shop at Fashion Design Center 
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, November 6, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 7 
Fashion Design Center Denver
3301 Lawrence Street
Denver's top designers are coming together for the biggest end-of-the-year pop-up shop at the Fashion Design Center, where you can treat yourself to the best designer goods or start working on that holiday shopping list. Everything from apparel to jewelry will be on sale. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Click here for more information. 

5) Putting on the Max Pawpurrazi Fashion Show
5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 7
The Brown Palace
321 17th Street
Blacktie Colorado and the MaxFund are hosting the 27th annual Puttin' on the Max: Pawpurrazzi fashion show. Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite movie star; prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes. A fundraiser for MaxFund, the event will raise money to help the shelter with medical costs, food and all basic care. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 
6) Denver Fashion Weekend  
7 p.m. Wednesday, November 11; Thursday, November 12; Saturday, November 14, and Sunday, November 15
City Hall Events Center
1144 Broadway 
What started as a hair show seven years ago has become a full-on weekend of fashion events dedicated to local and national design talent. The opening night on November 11 is Nontraditional night, dedicated to displaying all shapes and sizes of beauty on the runway, including models over the age of thirty, plus size and petite models. November 12 is dedicated to Sports and Lifestyle brands. Night three on November 14 will feature local and national brands, while the series will conclude on November 15 with a grand hair show. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information. 

7) Margery Hirschey Trunk Show 
5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 12
2040 West 30th Avenue
Renowned jeweler Margery Hirschey is known for setting rare gem stones in 22 karat gold. At this show, you'll enjoy complimentary drinks, lights bites and 10 percent off purchase of Hirschey designs. Check out Goldyn's website for more information. 

8) Larimer Square Winter Fashion Show
5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 12
Edge Restaurant
1111 14th Street
The Edge in the Four Seasons will host Larimer Square’s Annual Winter Fashion Show. Models will grace the runway dolled up in makeup provided by AILLEA and wearing the latest winter fashion trends from Larimer Square’s chic boutiques while guests mix and mingle. Admission is free; click here for more information or call 303-389-3343.

9) 6 Collective Fashion Show
6 to 11 p.m. Friday November 13
6 Collective 
230 West Sixth Avenue

This event promises to be an evening of sensory exploration.  Local designers Bex Zilla and Olivia McLean will showcase their designs; emerging filmmaker Daniel Daenen will debut a collaborative short film done with the designers. Click here for more information.

10) Timbuk2 FEMME Collection Launch
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 12
1411 Larimer Street, #101 

Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based bag company, is celebrating the launch of the Timbuk2 FEMME Collection, the brainchild of CEO Patti Cazzato and Senior Design Director Andrea Chynoweth.  Complimentary sake and sushi will be served; there will also be a custom photo booth experience, as well as one-night-only friends and family pricing on the FEMME Collection. Carolina Hellal of Chic Talk will host this soiree at the Timbuk2 Denver store, where guests can shop Timbuk2 products as well as meet Hellal. Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, November 10. 

Watch for more fashion events later this month.

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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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